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Self-Deprecation and the Female Cyclist | Machines for Freedom

I’ve been planning on writing this piece for a few weeks now, but struggled with finding the right way to go about it. Wouldn’t you know it, before I got my act together and sat down and finished the thing, badass mountain biker   Stacey , posted something very similar to the draft I had begun. I considered scrapping my piece altogether, but after more consideration, I thought maybe I could build off of what Stacey had started. So what is this popular issue? I’m calling it self-deprecation. Stacey calls it our need to apologize.  “I’d love to come, but you might be waiting for me at the top of the climbs…”   “I’m not sure I can handle that descent...”   “I’m racing, but my goal is just not to be last...” [Read more at Machines for Freedom]

Bicycle Touring - DC to Pittsburgh to Toronto

Bicycle Touring - DC to Pittsburgh to Toronto from Levi on Vimeo .

Port Townsend

Port Townsend from Raleigh Bicycles on Vimeo .

What Does it all Mean? 27.5+ and 29+ Bikes

Your guide to the fattening They say that there are seven stages of grief. I went through all of them when I heard that plus-size tires would be the ‘next big thing’ in the bike industry. You know–shock and denial, pain and guilt, angry-as-hell muttering and throwing of crap at the wall. Photo by Van Swae But you can’t stay mad forever. I mean you can, but if you do you usually wind up living under a bridge, coaching a troupe of dancing rats. So, I resigned myself to getting some answers to the following questions: What the hell is “plus-size” anyway? What are these bikes supposed to do well? What are their limitations? What kind of rider might like a plus-size bike? Is this the end of ‘normal’ mountain bikes? Why are we also getting new fork and rear axle standards?  Ryan Palmer,  Bike magazine’s  gear editor, and I headed out on a cross-country journey to find those answers. It was like “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” or maybe “The Fellowship of the Ring” minu

Janette Sadik-Khan: Work Fast to Change the Status Quo @nextcityorg

Former  NYC   DOT  Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan says a nimble,  tactical-urbanism-style  approach was key to her success. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams) Last week, former New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan spoke to a packed house of enthusiastic urbanists in Seattle as part of a Seattle Department of Transportation ( SDOT ) speaker series on the future of city transportation. Sadik-Khan is something of a celebrity in the alt transportation world for her role in implementing major positive changes to New York City streets under Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Introducing her to the crowd,  SDOT  Director Scott Kubly said, “It’s not an overstatement to say she changed how the entire country thinks about transportation.” [Keep reading at Next City]

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